Through two years at Arizona, Hollis-Jefferson has placed himself in a great position to become a first round pick and on Tuesday, an emotional Hollis-Jefferson spoke to the media about his time at Arizona and plans going forward.
“The love you guys have shown me the past two years has been overwhelming,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “It’s definitely a tough decision to make.
"You establish so much here and it’s amazing. Leaving the program is tough, but I feel like it’s time to take the next step.”
After Arizona’s Elite Eight loss to Wisconsin, Sean Miller said Hollis-Jefferson was one of the best kids he’s ever coached and he repeated that sentiment on Tuesday.
“Rondae is a great winner and off the court he is a great citizen in Tucson and a very well-rounded student,” Miller said.
“It’s very obvious that he has a good chance to be a NBA first-round pick and I believe that over the next three to four months his stock will only soar as they get to know him.”
Similar to his attitude on the court, Hollis-Jefferson expressed confidence in his future.
“I’m excited for the challenges that lie ahead, and with the knowledge that God rewards hard work, I plan to attack them,” he said.